Julie Payette to be Next Governor General

Julie Payette, an astronaut, engineer and administrator will be Canada's next Governor General.

Payette has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, logging more than 25 days in space.

She served as Chief Astronaut for the CSA, and has served in other roles for both NASA and CSA, such as CAPCOM.

In July 2013, Julie Payette was named Chief Operating Officer for the Montreal Science Centre in the Old Port of Montreal.

In April 2014, she was appointed a Director of the National Bank of Canada.

The formal announcement is scheduled for July 13.